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Verizon Offering $300 Trade-In Discount & Free HBO NOW

April 14, 2016 - Written By Kishalaya Kundu

Smartphones may come and go but promos never go out of fashion. Verizon apparently knows that all too well, seeing as the carrier is now offering a bill discount of up to $300 for customers who’re looking to get their hands on a shiny new smartphone by getting rid of an old handset. There is a select list of devices that customers must buy in order to be able to take advantage of the offer, and the list includes the likes of Samsung Galaxy S7, LG G5, Motorola Droid Turbo 2 and the 16 GB version of the iPhone 6s. The Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge and the iPhone 6s Plus, meanwhile, are conspicuous by their absence from the rather short list.

To qualify for the offer, all somebody needs to do is either activate a new line or just upgrade on their current line. Those switching to Verizon from a competing carrier are also welcome to hop on to the promo bandwagon, according to the press release from the carrier. Verizon also says that upgrading customers will also be eligible to get three months of free HBO NOW, which is a streaming service that costs $14.99 per month and gives users access to all of the cable network’s original programming, along with some of the biggest Hollywood movies. The service also allows users to stream movie premieres to smartphones and tablets the same time they air on TV.

Coming to some more info on what Verizon is calling its “National Trade-In Event”, the carrier has also announced a list of handsets that are actually eligible for trade-ins, and that list includes some of the more recently-launched premium smartphones, like the Motorola Droid Turbo, the HTC M9, the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, and the LG G4 and V10, alongside a number of Samsung devices, like the Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge and the Galaxy S6 Edge+. The offer is valid both online and off, so interested Verizon subscribers can either walk into their nearest Verizon stores to upgrade their handsets or choose to do so online at their convenience. Meanwhile, the company says this is a ‘Limited Time Offer’, but doesn’t mention how long the offer will actually be valid.